My photography isn't about nostalgia, it's about telling stories, although it is nostalgia for some toy photographers. I see toys as a way of forming connections, because I think, most of us, if presented with toys of our childhood, would feel that nostalgia, that wonder. And no matter if you still choose to bring toys into your adult life, they will always hold a special place in your heart because of how they formed you through childhood.
The earliest toy photo I’ve found so far
Reviews & Recommendations
“Viewing the fine art photography of [Tourmaline .] is like falling down a rabbit hole into another dimension. The Jacksonville, Florida-based photographer constructs and photographs miniature dioramas of mysterious and whimsical worlds.” – WordPress Discover
“If you’re interested in the creative process, you will want to check out this blog by the super creative Tourmaline . She is an amazing resource for how-to videos, articles, books and movies that are sure to inspire the toy photographer. Drop down her rabbit hole and see what you can discover about the creative process and how you can use toys to tell your own story.” – toyphotographers.com
“The miniature maestro” – Exclu Collective
“Unusual and Extraordinary. I’ve never seen any toy photos like this before.” – Jakarta Little Hobbies
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